Recess means a break time.(noun)
The definition of a recess is an indentation in a wall or other surface.(noun)
An example of a recess is a light fixture that is slightly embedded into the ceiling.
To recess is to take a break.(verb)
An example of to recess is to stop a trial for lunch.
See recess in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L recessus < pp. of recedere: see recede
See recess in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin recessus, retreat
Origin: , from past participle of recēdere, to recede; see recede1.
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